We all know how expensive iPhones are. Not only the iPhone but the accessories for it can be quite expensive too. Damaging your Apple device can hurt both emotionally and financially. One of the most common accessories is the iPhone headphones. The most common question among Apple users is, are my iPhone headphones waterproof?
Everyone loves their iPhone headphones and they take good care of them. Unfortunately, you can’t always prevent accidents. That’s why it’s useful to know what kind of damage can your headphones endure.
Spilling water on headphones or dropping them in water can happen to anyone. That’s why I thought it would be nice if I answered this question for you. So, if you’re iPhone headphones had some water damage recently, stick around to find out if that is a problem.
iPhone Headphones In Water
First of all, you should know that Apple isn’t saying that iPhone headphones are waterproof. They don’t design them for enduring water damage, so they don’t explicitly promote them as such. It’s a good way to avoid any legal issues.
Now, there’s a big difference between waterproof headphones and water-resistant. Waterproof means that the headphones can be dropped in a pool of water and survive. Basically, waterproof headphones can survive the pressure from the water. Water-resistant means that your headphones should be safe from splashes of water and rain.
iPhone Headphones Are Not Waterproof
If you’re thinking about testing how will your iPhone headphones do underwater, think twice. So, it would be wise if you keep your headphones in a safe place when you’re near water. Don’t trust me? You can watch a YouTube video where iPhone headphones are tested.
iPhone Headphones Are Water-resistant
You can use them outside while it’s raining, you shouldn’t have any problems. Also, splashes of water will not damage your headphones, don’t worry about that water on your desk. Apple may not market iPhone headphones as water-resistant but don’t worry, they are.
Don’t get me wrong, your iPhone headphones may survive underwater if you’re lucky. Dropping them in a pool of water doesn’t mean guaranteed death. Many users have left their headphones in the washing machine and found that they were working after that. Although your headphones may survive, I don’t recommend playing with your luck.
If you’re looking for headphones that can endure water damage, there are some Apple products that you may want to consider. For example, the Powerbeats² are sweat and water-resistant. Basically, all Apple headphones are water-resistant, after all, Apple is all about quality.
So, don’t worry about splashing water, rain and sweat. You should worry about dropping your iPhone headphones in deep waters, the pressure will ruin them.
Keep reading if you have already ruined your iPhone headphones and you’re thinking about buying new ones.
How much do iPhone 7 headphones cost
As you may know, the iPhone 7 was revolutionary because of its headphones. With the iPhone 7, Apple removed the 3.5 mm connector. Instead, it introduced the Lighting connector for headphones. Included with the iPhone 7 was the EarPods.
However, when AirPods came out, everyone forgot about the EarPods. AirPods can be connected with any Bluetooth device, so, users of older iPhone models quickly switched to AirPods.
That doesn’t mean that everyone prefers AirPods. There are iPhone 7 users that still want the original EarPods. However, quite some time has passed since the iPhone 7 came out, not everyone kept their EarPods alive.
So, let’s see how much do EarPods with a Lightning connector cost now, for those that want to buy them.
Now, the EarPods with Lighting connector are relatively cheap now. It depends on where you’ll be buying them from. At the time of writing, Apple, officially, sells them for 28-30 dollars. However, you can find cheaper ones on Amazon, just make sure they are what you’re looking for.
If you want the iPhone 7 headphones for models that use the 3.5 mm jack, there’s an option for you too. You can find the same EarPods with a 3.5 mm plug for the same price. Both options cost around 30 dollars.
I recommend considering AirPods. I get that the popularity may set you off but they are actually really good. You can use them with any Bluetooth device in your house. Also, they are really convenient and easy to use. The only con will be its price point.
Best headphones for the iPhone
Now, a really good option for iPhones is Beats headphones. Since 2014, Apple bought Beats by Dre, and they optimized the headphones specifically for iPhones. So, if you want headphones that will suit your iPhone well, you may want to consider Beats headphones.
For example, I highly recommend the Beats Solo3 Wireless. These are over-ear headphones that are really comforting. Easy to charge, and last long. Also, you can activate Siri with these headphones by using the controls. We have also done a review on it as one of the 10 Best Closed Back Headphones.
Also, you may want to consider the BeatsX Wireless Earphones. These are way cheaper than the Solo3 and Airpods. They are really comforting but not that good at noise-canceling, after all, its earphones. The RemoteTalk options enable you to activate Siri amongst other things. Easy to charge and lasts at least 8 hours.
Another great product to combine with the iPhone 7 is the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones. If you buy them, you’ll see that the instructions state best with iPhone. These are earbuds that allow you to control the noise-cancelation. You set the level of how much outside noise will be canceled out.
The last headphones I would recommend with the iPhone 7 are the Plantronics Wireless Backbeat. These are great Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancelation. This model offers the best sound quality, you’ll be surprised how good music sounds on these headphones. However, they are quite expensive, for the same money, you can buy AirPods. [It is also included as our Best 5 Reddit Headphones]
Let’s see next about Sony headphones and iPhones.
How to connect Sony wireless headphones to your iPhone
Of course, not everyone likes Apple’s accessories, they would rather get a Sony headset. After all, Sony is the paradigm of quality. Now, pairing Sony headphones with iPhone can be complicated for some users.
I’ll show you how to connect those Sony wireless headphones you bought to your iPhone. Bluetooth pairing with Sony is basically the same as other headphones models. You’ll see that it’s really simple.
How do I connect my Sony wireless headphones
First, make sure that your headphones are fully charged. As you may know, a low battery percentage may prevent you from successfully pairing your headphones. And, of course, the iPhone needs to be close enough to the headphones.
Also, turn off any other Bluetooth devices that may automatically pair up with your iPhone. Even though the device isn’t automatically pairing up, it will still interfere with the connection.
And, your Sony headphones need to be turned off before pairing them with your iPhone. These are the things to know for a successful connection between the two devices.
Now, start by clicking and holding on the Power button. Hold the button for approximately 2-3 seconds. This will turn on your headphones and put them in pairing mode. You’ll know that the headphones are in pairing mode when the LED indicator will flash a blue and red light.
Then, open your iPhone. You’ll need to turn on Bluetooth and wait for the Sony headphones to show up as a device. The iPhone will recognize the headphones as a device, that’s when you select the headphones to pair with.
You’ll hear a sound if the pairing was successful. Also, you’ll see that the red light will stop flashing, and the blue one will remain. After this, your headphones will automatically pair with your iPhone every time you turn them on. That is if the iPhone is nearby with Bluetooth turned on.
How To Connect Sony Bluetooth Headphones To Another Device
You should know that Sony headphones can be paired up with more than one device at the same time. You can only play on one device though. In order to pair another device while your iPhone is connected, hold the Power button for 7 seconds.
That’s it, your Sony headphones should be connected to your iPhone. If you’re having any issues, check if you’ve followed the steps properly. However, if you’re still having problems, it might be a good idea to check out our guide on Bluetooth Headphones Not Connecting.
Keep reading, a fix for a common iPhone headphone problem follows, you might be interested.
How to get your iPhone off headphone mode
Have you encountered the error where your iPhone gets stuck in headphone mode? The iPhone reads that you have inserted headphones, when in fact, you haven’t. This only happens to iPhone models that use the 3.5 mm jack. If you have the iPhone X, no need to worry about this.
So, why does this happen and how to fix it? That’s what I’ll be explaining here. If you’re having the same problem, look no further, let’s solve this.
Now, the reason why this happens is that debris may get stuck in the plug of your iPhone. The sensor will read this as if you have headphones plugged in. Of course, you don’t have headphones plugged, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this.
A good way to start is by restarting your phone. I guess you already did this and it didn’t work. Just in case, it’s useful to mention it. If there’s a problem with any application on your iPhone, restarting will fix it.
However, if there’s debris stuck in your plug, restarting your phone will not fix the problem. You can check if it’s a debris problem by turning up the volume. If while turning the volume up, it shows that you’re turning the volume up on your headphones, debris is the problem.
How do you fix this?
Plugging the headphones again
A good way to get rid of the debris is by plugging the same headphones again. Do this gently, don’t use force, you’ll do even more damage. You should carefully plug the headphones in and then plug them all the way out. There’s a chance that the headphone jack will remove the debris on its way.
Using a toothpick
Look inside the plug and see if you can locate where the debris is. Even if you don’t see it, poking around with a toothpick should clean any debris you have there. Take a toothpick and carefully circle around the plug. Make sure that you don’t use that much force, you may damage the iPhone.
You can get rid of the debris by blowing air in the plug. You can use a bottle or a can, anything that can compress air and then release it. Also, try blowing with your mouth, but be careful not to spit in the plug.
Toothpick with tape
This is an interesting solution. Stick a tape that glues on a toothpick, just a little piece. Then, stick the toothpick carefully in the plug. With any luck, the debris will be glued on the tape. However, if it’s anything gooey, the tape will not do the trick.
Go to the Apple store
If you have tried everything and the iPhone is still stuck in headphone mode, it’s time to give up. You should take your phone to a professional and let him take over. If you’re lucky, the warranty will cover this. If not, you’ll have to pay, that’s better than damaging your phone though. However, make sure you have tried everything before going to the Apple store.
That’s it iPhone users. I hope I helped you with the questions you had. Good luck to you.